Hilo ral­lies to beat Lions

To­lentino-Perry’s 4 goals fuel Hilo

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - SPORTS - By MATT GER­HART

Hilo boys soc­cer coach Ge­orge Ichi­maru didn’t sig­nal out any in­di­vid­ual play­ers dur­ing his half­time speech, nor did he give any­one a wink or a nod to get it in gear.

He didn’t have to be­cause he knew Kalei To­lentino-Perry would take it upon him­self any­way.

The se­nior went on a scor­ing spree Wed­nes­day, notch­ing three of his four goals in the sec­ond half as the Vik­ings came back from a three-goal deficit to beat Makua Lani 5-3 in a BIIF boys soc­cer match at Hilo Bayfront.

“He’s just a leader,” Ichi­maru said, “and his in­flu­ence on the team gets big­ger when some­thing needs to get done.”

With DJ Madi­gan mak­ing plays all over the field and the Lions (4-4-1 White di­vi­sion) dom­i­nat­ing pos­ses­sion, the Vik­ings (5-2 Red) needed to get a lot done, but they had plenty of time to do it.

Hilo al­lowed an early own goal, Madi­gan set up Micah Chris­tensen’s score with a beau­ti­ful 40-yard pass, Ichi­maru said, and then added one of his own for a 3-0 lead.

“DJ has a fan­tas­tic game, no doubt about it,” Ichi­maru said, “and they were whip­ping us.”

“The turn­ing point came when I coached harder and told them to pressure the ball,” he said.

To­lentino cut into the lead with his first goal, and Ichi­maru re­it­er­ated his pressure point at half­time.

It was a team ef­fort dur­ing the come­back, but it was also vin­tage To­lentino-Perry.

Hilo’s Lo­gan Mizuba made it 3-2, and To­lentino went on a surge, tak­ing over the team lead in goals with 11.

“Kalei un­der­stands his role, and we showed some re­siliency in bouncing back,” Ichi­maru said

Kealakehe 2, Waiakea 0

Laukoa San­tos

and Brayan Munoz net­ted goals as the vis­it­ing Waverid­ers (8-1 Red) beat the War­riors (6-2 white). Hawaii Prep 9, Keaau 0 Austin Sch­nei­der scored twice in Waimea as Ka Makani got goals from eight dif­fer­ent play­ers to re­main un­de­feated.

Ghar Pautz, Bren­dan Moy­na­han, Bip Padraos, Ka­muela Lind­sey, Noah Wise and Braden Ko­jima had a goal apiece, and Zane Will­man and Keaton Ri­ley com­bined on the shutout of the Cougars (5-5), who have lost five in a row. Sa­plan and scored in the 45th minute as the host Vik­ings (7-1) se­cured an au­to­matic berth in the HHSAA Di­vi­sion I tour­na­ment as the out­right reg­u­lar-sea­son cham­pion in the Red di­vi­sion.

“They played us tough,” Hilo as­sis­tant coach Cur­tis Chong said.

Saydee Bac­dad recorded the shutout against the Lions (2-5).

Hawaii Prep 9. Keaau 0 Ri­ley Sohri­akoff recorded a hat trick and Sakura Rem­sen added two goals and had a hand in the shutout for host Ka Makani in Waimea.

Ka­hele Walsh, Emi Hig­gins, Teah Van Ber­gen and Sofia Aguilar fin­ished with a goal apiece for HPA (5-2-1), which clinched the No. 2 seed and a home match in the BIIF Di­vi­sion II semi­fi­nals. Kame­hameha locked up the top seed Tues­day with a 4-1 win against Kon­awaena.

Maia Mills also played goal­keeper in the shutout of the Cougars (0-7).

Waiakea 9, Kealakehe 0 Ki Ser­rao tal­lied a hat trick and Kaylee Valenti­noFerg­er­strom and Maiya Ser­rao each had two goals as the host War­riors tied Kon­awaena for sec­ond place in the Red di­vi­sion.

The War­riors host the Wild­cats on Satur­day in a match that will help de­cide home field in the Di­vi­sion I semi­fi­nals.

Nanea Moke-Ra­bang and Bry­onie Cameron added goals for Waiakea, and Tiani Kow and Kaira Chang shared in the shutout of the Waverid­ers (1-8).

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